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The hardware vs. software load balancer debate

When it comes to choosing between a hardware load balancer and a software load balancer, there are several key factors to consider, such as the available capacity and the labor you plan to invest in the platform.

So how do you determine which option offers the feature set you need?

Access this exclusive resource for an in-depth look at hardware and software load balancing, the differences between each, and how to select the right one for your organization.

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